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Senior Client Partner Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Senior Client and Program Manager with proven track record for FS institutions
  • Leadership roles on client initiatives to meet strategic challenges in Securities Trading, Risk Management, and Electronic Payments
  • Trading applications (front to back office), risk management, cash management and credit cards operations
  • Order Management (OMS) and Execution Management Systems (EMS) for Equities, Fixed Income, Options
  • Asset and Portfolio Management
  • Clearing and Settlement
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM):
  • Market and Credit, Insurance, Operations and IT Risks
  • Quantitative processes and analytic techniques used in modeling
  • IT Governance and Compliance (CMMI, ITIL)
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Frank - Dodd
  • Basel II and III
  • Delivery Lead roles in global engagements ($5M-$175Million, 15 to 150+ staff) across departmental, enterprise and international boundaries of strategic engagements (from 10 to 100+ staff, from $2M to $125Million) at leading institutions, across departmental, enterprise and national boundaries
  • Keen attention to internal and external stakeholders
  • Focus on “client” satisfaction and Program’s performance
  • Collaborative working style to engage all internal and external actors constituencies early on with a focus on win-win outcomes
  • Leadership roles on several change/reengineering initiatives at major companies
  • Cash Management Reorganization at major bank
  • Process and Organization Change from Project to Product at global clearing organization
  • Re-Engineering of International Credit Card operations for global card issuer
  • Risk management processes and methodology re-engineer at major rating agency
  • Organization reengineering of multiple IT divisions to support globalization strategy at European #1 steel company
  • Industry-first Underwriting Assistant expert systems at insurance company
  • Claims Processing reengineering at major medical insurance company
  • Technology roots as Systems Programmer, Application designer, IT Architect and Technical Manager
  • Director of Technology with development and operations responsibilities for international systems
  • Hands-on exposure to a variety of technology platforms, software development and PM technologies
  • Management of IT Infrastructure and Application Portfolio Management lifecycles
  • Infrastructure Management lifecycle
  • Application Portfolio Lifecycle
  • Positions of responsibility at leading Management Consulting firms
  • Senior Principal at American Management Systems
  • Leader by example, team worker, mentor and staff motivator
  • Ability to work with all project stakeholders, across departmental and geographical lines
  • Analytical and “out of the box” problem solver
  • Fast learner, scientific and humanities
  • Excellent written and verbal communications; effective interpersonal skills; strong formal presentation abilities
  • Self-starter with sense of initiative, high energy and composure in high pressure situations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Client Partner

Responsibilities:

  • Firm specialized in Valuation, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Management implementation of the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management solution ( ERM) featuring
  • An architected risk platform encompassing market, credit, liquidity, insurance and catastrophe risks
  • The capture of assets (to CUSIP level) and liabilities
  • The capital allocation in proportion to risk contribution of company’s business and investment activities (RAROC)
  • Predictive risk metrics (e.g., VaR, T(ail)VaR, Probability of Default)
  • Monte Carlo simulation and Stress Testing
  • Compliance with national and international regulatory frameworks: Solvency II, Basel II and III (new minimum capital standards, stress testing, capital adequacy and liquidity ratios using risk-weighted assets)
  • Engagements to serve the firm’s clients on a variety of Governance, Risk and Compliance (“GRC”) assignments, for example:
  • For a renowned rating company
  • Re-engineering of rating platform for insurance clients
  • Integration of ERM with internal systems and processes
  • For several P&C insurance companies
  • Use of ERM to benchmark multiline insurers in terms of capital allocation, profitability, within the enterprise or against competitors
  • Working with major insurer’s risk, finance and IT organizations in the context of compliance with Dodd Frank Title I (Section 165)
  • Creation of blueprint for organization structure ( holding, subsidiaries, foreign operations)
  • Planning for “going concern” and “gone concern” ( living will) in terms of stress scenarios, impact on capital, reserves, operations and IT (Resolution and Recovery scenarios) ensuring consistency with new capital standards (Solvency II) to address questions such as: “rainy fund”, reserve cushion in adverse “what if” scenarios
  • SIFI designation by the Fed added pressure on client to comply

Confidential

IT Strategist/Senior PMO

Responsibilities:

  • Client specialized in Risk management using financial modeling and actuarial statistics
  • Bond Model used to find optimal financial structuring for a rated bond, derived from the securitization of life insurance settlements
  • Model longevity risk-based bond (mortality simulator engine)
  • Enable bond rating
  • Find optimal financial structuring for rated bond
  • Structure and evaluate longevity risk transfer solutions ( e.g., swaps)
  • Responsibilities encompassed:
  • Product Requirements Definition for Bond Model, Mortality Simulator, Risk Transfer (Swaps)
  • Functional Specifications for various software facilities to support client business
  • Vendor evaluation and selection (for Mortality Simulator engine, Web-based Reserve calculation engine)
  • SDLC deliverables:
  • Business Requirements Definition (BRD)
  • Functional Specifications (FSD)
  • Design Specifications (DSD)
  • Vendor evaluation and selection (e.g., Mortality Simulator engine)
  • Issue management with bond model vendor (“quants”)

Confidential

Senior Client Partner in Capital Markets & Insurance

Responsibilities:

  • Led Middle office solution architecture
  • Integrated trade processes from pre-trade to settlement across multiple assets
  • Open, scalable architecture with multi-layer control and risk management
  • Unified access to and Master data Securities, Exchanges, counterparties
  • Business Process Automation (BPM)
  • Configurable workflows
  • Business rules defined and managed via rules engines
  • Component-based architecture using industry standards (SOA)
  • Led Securities Lending proposal for an automation project at a major investment bank
  • Assessed strategic challenges”
  • Collateral Management
  • Documented expanded features of existing product for portfolio lending workbench for auto borrows to accommodate new client requirements
  • Documented lending transactions process flows
  • Provided business analysis and guidance to technical team for an Institutional Sales Portal for a Boston-based global asset manager and custodian

Confidential, Hartford, CT

Senior PMO

Responsibilities:

  • Enterprise initiative to enable easier and faster introduction of new features for Claim Reimbursement product offerings: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Retirement Accounts (HRA), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • Program goal to modernize Financial Claims IT Portfolio by creating architectural foundation to replace legacy platforms with state of the art technologies (SOA, BPM)
  • Responsible for PMO Office, reporting to Program Executive
  • Added responsibilities (given by client after on the job performance)
  • Managed vendor for delivery of automated fund enrollment, claims and payment processes
  • Helped define requirements for services, components, external interfaces to banking entities, and access to data repositories
  • Underlying technology premised upon BM BPM suite (WPS Modeler, WID, Process Server, WPS Monitor), interfacing with an SOA-based environment via Web service calls and Java components to host of platforms (IBM CICS batch and COBOL, DB2, UNIX, Java, Message Broker,…)

Confidential, NYC

Senior Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Authoring of SDLC documentation
  • Leadership of Proof-of-Concept for front-runner Execution Management System vendor
  • Physical environment under management encompassed Unix and Windows servers, Java, Citrix, interfaces to major Market Data vendors (Bloomberg, Reuters, Comstock) and FIX connections to liquidity providers (Lava, ATR) and major street brokers
  • Thought leadership on key issues
  • Interfaces to market data feeds (Bloomberg, Reuters, Comstock)
  • Resolution of cross- issues from Bloomberg-based SMF/ Data to Reuters RIC symbology to access Level II (“depth of book”) for domestic issues and Level I for international equities

Confidential, Hartford, CT

Senior Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Heterogeneous technology environment including IBM mainframes, Web - based and UNIX, running CICS, DB2, Oracle, Windows 2000 and MS-SQL, encryption software and network appliances
  • Managed outsourcing, encryption appliance and data privacy consulting vendors
  • Interfaced with IT and Business stakeholders.
  • Designed interface of network appliance with Tandem “Non Stop” host
  • Used Rational tools (ReqPro, ClearCase, Clear Quest and Test manager), Microsoft Productivity Suite (MS Office, Visio, MS Project)

Confidential

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Responsibilities:

  • For Asset Management and Private Banking LOBs, helped define requirements (RFPs), perform vendor selection
  • Manager of procurement life-cycle from identification of LOBs’ requirements, to negotiation with vendors and liaison with Legal Department
  • Use of contract and other relevant document (SOWs, Task Orders) databases
  • Matrix work with various internal groups such as Supplier Management, Vendor Risk, Legal

Confidential, NY

Senior Strategic Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Interviewed PMs and GMs from Asset Services, Clearance & Settlements, Distribution Services and New Products Business Units
  • Worked with Product Management Senior Executive and Managing Directors to establish a Product Management Office (“PMO”)
  • Authored PMO Charter
  • Product Office Mission/Objectives/Benefits/Organization/High-level plan
  • Reviewed current business processes candidates for re-engineering
  • Used “Best Practices” (Six Sigma, StageGate™ Product Lifecycle) to proposed enhanced processes

Confidential, NYC

CTO

Responsibilities:

  • Investment banking advisory firm specialized in Enterprise Risk Management for P&C insurance companies)
  • Senior Adviser to Managing Director in defining strategy to distribute Enterprise Risk Management product (“ERM”) to various risk managements consulting firms and P&C insurance clients
  • Work with quantitative team to refine an ERM “Benchmarker” product (C++ and SQL)
  • Defined architecture for ERM analytics on the Web
  • Defined IT architecture for Texas-based outsourced processor of workman’s compensation claims

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